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    Wheel Spacers

    Put spidertrax on last week. Now i want to check the torque. If the purpose of red loctite is to prevent movement, do I need to heat the wheel studs to get an accurate torque?

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    I've checked the torque on them my other Jeep many many times. Nearly everytime I rotate the tires I do it. I don't mess with the locktite, I just check the torque. During repairs when they have to come off, I always add new locktite. No problems so far.

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    So long as you're not exceeding the amount of torque, the nuts should NOT move and there will NOT be a need to apply more loctite. If you're concerned about accidentally going too much, set your torque wrench to 5 lbs less which is well within the margin of error. Again, nothing should move BUT if one does, remove that nut, apply new loctite to it and tighten it to spec.

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    I used blue Loctite on my Synergy spacers. I believe it came with it. Why red?
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    Quote Originally Posted by shekmark View Post
    I used blue Loctite on my Synergy spacers. I believe it came with it. Why red?
    Red is what comes with Spidertrax spacers. It's what I would recommend as well being that you really do NOT want the lug nuts securing the spacers to the axle coming free. Heat breaks down loctite and brakes can get very hot. Red will take a LOT more heat to break down.

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    And you need to let the loctite sit and cure for 24 hours to set before you move the jeep

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